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English Courses

ENGL 110 Composition I
Composition I: Development of the student's writing skills and introduction to research techniques. Emphasis is on the creation and revision of a variety of writing projects. Prerequisite for all other courses in the department in both the day and evening. 3 hrs.

ENGL 120 Composition II
Composition II: Further development of the student's writing and research skills with focus on critical thinking and argumentation. Prerequisite for all other courses in the department in both the day and evening. 3 hrs.

ENGL 205 Intro to Literary Studies
Introduction to Literary Studies: Introduction to the field of English studies, including critical theory, genres, research techniques, and advanced writing skills. Required of all students who plan to major in English Literature or Writing. The course should be taken before or immediately after the declaration of the English major. This course fulfills the University writing-intensive requirement. Prerequisite: English 120 (or the equivalent) or permission of the department. 3 hrs

ENGL 206 Intro to Creative Writing
Introduction to Creative Writing: Study of principles and forms of creative writing. The course will include special attention to observation and reflection, form and meaning, modern usage and effective expression. 3 hrs.

ENGL 210 British Literature to 1660
British Literature to 1660: Historical survey and critical exploration of the major periods, genres and attitudes of English literature from the Anglo-Saxon period and the Middle Ages through the Renaissance. The works of Chaucer, Shakespeare and Milton are highlighted. Primarily for sophomores, 210 need not be taken before 220, but both should be taken early in the major as foundations for later courses. Prerequisite for all other British Literature. 3 hrs.

ENGL 220 British Literature1660 to Present
British Literature 1660 to Present: Historical survey of the major movements and periods of English literature from the Restoration and Neo-classicism through 19th-century Romanticism and Realism to the Modern period. ENGL 210 and 220 should be taken early in the major as foundations for later courses. This course, along with ENGL 210, serves as the prerequisite for all other courses in British Literature. 3 hrs.

ENGL 230 American Literature 1600-1865
American Literature 1600-1865: Historical survey of the major movements and writers in American literature from the colonial period to the mid-19th century. This course, along with English 240, serves as the prerequisite for all other courses in American literature. 3 hrs.

ENGL 240 American Literature 1865-Present
American Literature 1865-Present: Historical survey of the major movements and writers in American literature from the era of realism at the end of the 19th century to the present. This course, along with English 230, serves as the prerequisite for all other courses in American Literature. 3 hrs.

ENGL 300 World Literature
World Literature: Study of world literature from the ancient period to the modern. Emphasis on authors, genres, periods or themes may vary. Prerequisite: ENGL 250 or permission of the department. 3 hrs.

ENGL 303 World Drama: Ancient to Renaissance
World Drama: Ancient Greece to Renaissance: Survey of dramatic literature from ancient Greece to the
Renaissance, with emphasis on the relationship of the plays to the physical circumstances of theatrical
production and to the historical and cultural milieu of the periods. Students may elect this course as DRAM 303. Prerequisite: DRAM 200 or ENGL 205 or permission of the department. 3 hrs.

ENGL 304 World Drama: Renaissance to Modern
World Drama: Renaissance to Modern: Survey of dramatic literature from the Renaissance to the modern era, with emphasis on the relationship of the plays to the physical circumstances of theatrical production and to the historical and cultural milieu of the period. Students may elect this course as DRAM 304. Prerequisite: DRAM 200 or ENGL 205 or permission of the department. 3 hrs.

ENGL 307 Writing of Creative Nonfiction
Writing of Creative Nonfiction: An intensive study of the writing of creative nonfiction, focusing on advanced techniques of exposition, descriptive detail, and narrative voice. All instruction and discussion is revision-based. Prerequisite: ENGL 206. 3 hrs.

ENGL 308 Writing of Poetry
Writing of Poetry: An intensive study of the writing of poetry, focusing on a command of image, figurative language, lineation, form, and other aspects of craft and prosody. Instruction and discussion are revision based. Special attention will be given to scholarly criticism of contemporary poetry.Prerequisite: ENGL 206. 3 hrs.

ENGL 309 Chaucer & Medieval Literature
Chaucer and Medieval Literature: Readings in medieval English literature with emphasis on Chaucer's Canterbury Tales. Prerequisite: ENGL 210 or permission of the instructor. 3 hrs.

ENGL 310 Writing of Fiction
Writing of Fiction: An intensive study of the writing of short fiction, focusing on a command of point of view, plot and the use of selective detail to evoke both character and setting. Students will be expected to write approximately 30 pages of completed work, with extensive revisions over the course of the semester. Prerequisite: ENGL 206. 3 hrs.

ENGL 313 Shakespeare
Shakespeare: Representative comedies, histories, tragedies and romances with emphasis on Shakespeare's development as a dramatic artist. Prerequisite: ENGL 210 or permission of the department. 3 hrs.

ENGL 314 Form & Theory of Poetry
Form and Theory of Poetry: A close examination of the formal elements of poetry. Students will closely read canonical and contemporary poetry in order to examine how each work exemplifies a mastery of specific formal devices, such as prosody and imagery. Prerequisite: ENGL 206. 3 hrs.

ENGL 315 Form & Theory of Fiction
Form and Theory of Fiction: A close examination of the formal elements of fiction. Students will closely read canonical and contemporary fiction in order to examine how each work exemplifies a mastery of specific formal devices, such as point of view and narrative structure. Prerequisite: ENGL 206. 3 hrs.

ENGL 316 Form & Theory Creative Nonfiction
Form and Theory of Creative Nonfiction: A close examination of the formal elements of creative nonfiction. Students will closely read canonical and contemporary nonfiction in order to examine how each work exemplifies a mastery of specific formal devices, such as point of view, imagery and narrative structure. Prerequisite: ENGL 206. 3 hrs.

ENGL 318 The 17th Century
The Seventeenth Century: Study of poetry, drama and prose with emphasis on Jonson, Donne, the
Metaphysicals and Milton. Prerequisite: ENGL 210 or permission of the department. 3 hrs.

ENGL 319 Literary Publishing/Editng: Signet
Literary Publishing & Editing: Signet: This course combines the study of contemporary literary publishing and the practical skills of magazine production in literary creative arts. Students will analyze the literary magazine using as their texts noteworthy print and digital journals. Students will also produce Signet, Queens' literary magazine, and be exposed to all levels of the editorial process, with special attention given to soliciting and reviewing submissions of poetry, fiction, creative essays, and art; fundamentals of style; copy editing; proofreading; and the principles and practices of design. All potential Signet editors must first take ENGL 315; English majors are strongly encouraged to take this course. This course includes a publishing lab that may be taken independently for 1 Hr credit. Prerequisite: Second semester sophomore status or permission of the department. 3 hrs.

ENGL 319L Literary Publishng Lab: Signet
Literary Publishing Lab: Signet: This publishing laboratory gives practical experience in the editorial process with special attention given to soliciting and reviewing submissions of poetry, fiction, creative essay, and art; fundamentals of style; copy editing; proofreading; and the principles and practices of design. This course may be taken more than once for credit up to a maximum of 3 credit hours. 1 hr.

ENGL 320 Linguistics
Linguistics: Historical survey of the English language with emphasis on etymology, modern grammar and contemporary usage (both written and spoken). 3 hrs.

ENGL 322 19th Century British Literature
Nineteenth Century British Literature: Critical study of the development of Romanticism and its influence throughout the Victorian period. Readings include poetry, nonfiction prose and the novel. Emphasis on authors, genres or themes may change. Prerequisite: ENGL 220 or permission of the department. 3 hrs.

ENGL 324 19th Century American Literature
Nineteenth Century American Literature: Critical examination of major works and literary movements in nineteenth century American literature, including the American Romantics, the poetry of Emily Dickinson and Walt Whitman, the development of the American novel, the development of slave narratives and protest literature, the rise of Realism and the development of an American literary identity. Prerequisite: ENGL 230 or permission of the instructor. 3 hrs.

ENGL 325 The Novel
The Novel: Development of the novel as a literary form using selected works of fiction from the 18th century to the present. Prerequisite: ENGL 205 or permission of the department. 3 hrs.

ENGL 329 Literature of Modernism
Literature of Modernism: Intensive study of the technical innovations and themes of modernism in European and American Literature in the first half of the 20th century. Prerequisite: ENGL 205 or permission of the department. 3 hrs.

ENGL 332 African American Literature
African American Literature: Critical examination of work by African American authors and of movements within the African American literary tradition, which has developed both within and outside of dominant American culture. Topics may include the slave-narrative tradition, the Harlem Renaissance, Black protest novels, literary explorations of the African Diaspora, African American
literary theory and the development of an African American literary identity. Prerequisite: ENGL 230 or permission of the department. 3 hrs.

ENGL 333 Southern Literature
Southern Literature: Study of growth and development of the literature of the American South. with emphasis on unique regional qualities of subject, theme and style. Prerequisite: ENGL230 or 240 or permission of the department. 3 hrs.

ENGL 335 Women Writers
Women Writers: Study of the works of a wide range of women writers all over the world, ranging from the Greco- Roman to the Contemporary. ENGL 205 or permission of the department. 3 hrs.

ENGL 336 Tragedy
Tragedy: An examination of the nature of tragedy with attention to plot, protagonist, philosophic content and effect upon audience. Students may elect this course as DRAM 336. Prerequisite: DRAM 200 or ENGL 205 or permission of the department, 3 hrs.

ENGL 337 Comedy
Comedy: An examination of the nature of comedy with attention to plot, character and the manipulation of language and traditional "lazzi." Students may elect this course as DRAM 337. Prerequisite: DRAM 200 or ENGL 205 or permission of the department, 3 hrs.

ENGL 344 Adv Workshop in Poetry
Advanced Workshop in Poetry: This course allows students the opportunity to strengthen their skills in the writing of poetry. Prerequisite: ENGL 308. 3 hrs.

ENGL 345 Adv Workshop in Fiction
Advanced Workshop in Fiction: This course allows students the opportunity to strengthen their skills in the writing of fiction. Prerequisite: ENGL 310. 3 hrs.

ENGL 346 Adv Workshop Creative Nonfiction
Advanced Workshop in Creative Nonfiction: This course allows students the opportunity to strengthen their skills in the writing of creative nonfiction. Prerequisite: ENGL 307. 3 hrs.

ENGL 350 Contemporary Literature
Contemporary Literature: An examination of authors, genres and movements prominent on the literary scene since 1950. Topics will vary. May be repeated once with a different topic. Prerequisite: ENGL 205 or permission of the department. Repeatable for a total of 6 hrs. 3 hrs.

ENGL 351 Literature and Film
Literature and Film: Study of the relationship between the narrative and dramatic arts and their counterparts in film. Focus on works of prose and/or drama and their film adaptations to explore the story-telling techniques unique to each medium. Themes to be studied will vary, but may include, for example, the adaptations of selected novels and plays into film; the cinematic qualities of avant garde
novels and plays; and the literary qualities of selected films. Prerequisite: ENGL 205 or permission of the department. 3 hrs.

ENGL 355 Special Studies in Literature
Special Studies in Literature: Intensive consideration of a single topic in drama, fiction or poetry. The topic for the course will vary from term to term and may range from a consideration of the work of a major writer to a study of a single genre or intellectual movement. May be taken twice with different subtitles. Prerequisite: DRAM 200 or ENGL 205 or permission of the department. Repeatable for a total of 6 hrs. 3 hrs.

ENGL 420 Creative Writing Capstone
Creative Writing Capstone: A formal examination of the connections between the study of literature and a student's own creative writing. Through readings of literature and of scholarly essays, students will develop as writer-scholars and will articulate matters of aesthetics and craft, both in regards to their own work and that of published authors. This course culminates in the preparation of a portfolio, consisting of an academic essay and of a collection of original creative work gathered and polished from previous semesters of workshops. Prerequisites: Senior standing, at least one Form & Theory course (ENGL 314, 315 or 316), at least one Advanced Workshop (ENGL 344, 345, 346) and permission of the department. 3 hrs.

ENGL 455 Independent Study in Literature
Independent Study in Literature: Independent study of a topic in drama, fiction, or poetry resulting in a research paper. Open to junior and senior majors with a minimum 3.000 grade point average in English. Student must have taken at least six hours of upper-level English or Drama courses and have permission of the department. 1-3 hrs.

ENGL 460 Studies in Literature & Criticism
Studies in Literature and Criticism: Examination and interpretation of literary works in light of modern critical theories. Readings include critical essays and selected works by major authors. Seminar for seniors only. 3 hrs.

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